Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal says he is very disturbed that the Prime Minister is seeking to include ‘office’ as a qualification for receiving the Covid19 vaccine.
His comment comes on the heels of the Prime Minister’s statement that he planned to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine from the 40,000 doses donated by India.
Moonilal said “Keith Rowley is using the term ‘office’ so that he can get his family and children inoculated first so that they can travel”.
But the Prime Minister said he qualifies to receive the vaccine due to his age, morbidity and office.
Moonilal said however, “I do not think that office should qualify anyone. It must be on the basis of the medical protocols of age and co-morbidity which have been identified by the Ministry of Health.”
Although he believed the Prime Minister did qualify as a result of his age and his co-morbidity, Moonilal said he still found it “unethical”.
Moonilal also holds the view that the Rowley should not take the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being provided by India, but instead, he would like to see the PM take the Chinese vaccine.
According to Moonilal “He should take the first shot to inspire confidence in the population to take the next 99,000 doses.”